PUTRAJAYA, 10 April 2021:
Another 1,510 Covid-19 infections were reported over the past 24 hours, raising Malaysia’s overall tally to 359,117 cases.
With 1,248 discharges, total recoveries stands at 342,737 (95.4%). Active cases rose to 15,059, with 194 at intensive care units and 81 needing ventilators.
There was one Malaysian among the five imported cases, local transmissions involved 1,340 citizens (89%) and 165 foreigners.
Selangor is back leading with most number of new cases with 415, followed by Sarawak (296), Kelantan (171), Sabah (131), Kuala Lumpur (106) and Penang (101).
Perlis again reported two new cases, as did Labuan and Melaka had six; all other states charted double-digit new infections.
The eight fatalities today – all Malaysians – four in Sarawak, three in Selangor and one in Pahang – brought the death toll to 1,321.
Another nine clusters were identified today, with three being community based in Sarawak (Jalan Kapitan), Selangor ( Kampung Kelanang) and Terengganu (Kampung Tanjung).
The six workplace clusters are in Johor (Jalan Kempas Satu and Jalan Padu Industri), Kelantan (Bandar Baru Kubang Kerian), Kuala Lumpur (Jalan Tun Ismail), Sarawak ( Pujut Satu) and Selangor (Industri Jalan Kebun).
As eight clusters ended today, 343 remain active out of 1,451 identified todate.
Meanwhile, the Human Resources Ministry agrees employers should grant leave for employees to get the Covid-19 vaccine shot.
Minister Datuk Seri M. Saravanan said the leave would give confidence to Malaysians to be vaccinated as some are still worried about the jab, adding that no special holiday can be declared as all these vaccinations cannot be carried out on the same day.